Smartphone-Based Mobile Learning with Physician Trainees in Botswana
Aileen Chang, University of Pennsylvania, USA, and Botswana-UPenn Partnership, Botswana ; Ryan Littman-Quinn, Botswana-UPenn Partnership, Botswana ; Dineo Ketshogileng, Amit Chandra, Taatske Rijken, University of Botswana, Botswana ; Sankalpo Ghose, Botswana-UPenn Partnership, Botswana ; Andrea Kyer, University of Pennsylvania, United States ; Anne Seymour, Carrie Kovarik, University of Pennsylvania, USA, and Botswana-UPenn Partnership, Botswana
IJMBL Volume 4, Number 2, ISSN 1941-8647 Publisher: IGI Global
In recent years, mobile learning in medicine has been utilized to increase healthcare providers’ access to health information. This has improved healthcare providers’ ability to make appropriate clinical decisions at point-of-care, particularly in resource-limited settings. Mobile phones facilitate information and communication technology support for patient care and collaboration amongst providers. In this paper, the authors describe a smartphone-based mobile learning initiative with physician trainees at the University of Botswana School of Medicine, focusing on the authors’ experiences with recent scale-up efforts to remote areas of Botswana. The authors also explore the potential impact of mobile learning in developing health capacity.
Chang, A., Littman-Quinn, R., Ketshogileng, D., Chandra, A., Rijken, T., Ghose, S., Kyer, A., Seymour, A. & Kovarik, C. (2012). Smartphone-Based Mobile Learning with Physician Trainees in Botswana. International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 4(2), 1-14. IGI Global.